Here are some of the horror DVD/Blu-Ray releases for February 22nd!
A masked maniac with a penchant for a horror-themed board game is playing his own twisted game with the women of a small American town. Each time the dice is rolled, another victim meets a grisly end. Returning home to mourn the death of her murdered sister, Keegan (Jo Ann Harris) befriends local cop Roger and oddball cinema projectionist Billy (Railsback) – but soon finds herself in the killer’s sights.
Vinegar Syndrome specializes in the masterful restoration and distribution of cult, horror, and erotic films from the 1960s-90s. Detectives Doug Bigelow and Roger Mortis have just tried, and failed, to take down a ring of master thieves who have been targeting high end jewelry dealers. While orchestrating a massive siege, the thieves are violently eliminated; one blown apart and the other crushed. While being autopsied, the forensic pathologist makes an inexplicable discovery: the “dead” men were already dead before being “killed.” In other words, they were zombies. With little information to go on besides the presence of a strange man-made substance in the cadaver’s flesh, Bigelow and Mortis attempt to piece together the mystery, which eventually leads them to a chemical plant, wherein Mortis, true to his name, winds up killed by a hulking zombie. But who’s better to fight zombie criminals than a zombie cop? A novel take on the zombie film, Oscar nominee Mark Goldblatt’s (The Punisher) directorial debut, DEAD HEAT is a tightly paced and darkly comedic action-horror film featuring plentiful gore effects and with an all-star cast, headlined by Emmy nominees Treat Williams (Things to Do in Denver When You’re Dead), Joe Piscopo (Wise Guys), Darren McGavin (Kolchak: The Night Stalker), alongside horror icon Vincent Price (Theatre of Blood) in one of his final roles. Vinegar Syndrome proudly presents the worldwide 4K UHD debut of DEAD HEAT, newly restored from its 35mm original negative
An offbeat satanic horror with icons of the genre Peter Cushing and Donald Pleasence and featuring a score by the great Brian Eno.
It’s a blind date from HELL… when awkward Maggie (Liane Curtis, Critters 2) gets possessed by the Devil! In human form, she is free to feast on the souls of any men who cross her path, as long as she doesn’t get caught by womanizer and inter-dimensional bounty hunter, Chaser (Dana Ashbrook, Twin Peaks). Featuring Lezlie Deane (Freddy’s Dead) as Maggie’s best friend.
In the first film in the trilogy, 100 Monsters, a greedy slumlord’s attempts to forcefully evict his tenants invite the wrath of the titular spirits when a cleansing ritual is botched, with terrifying results. The second film, Spook Warfare, tells the tale of an evil Babylonian vampire inadvertently awoken by treasure hunters, and a brave samurai that teams with the yokai to defeat the bloodthirsty demon. In the final film, Along with Ghosts (released only 12 months after 100 Monsters), the yokai are roused to defend a little girl on the run from deadly yakuza.
From writer/director/FX fabricator Kenneth J. Hall (PUPPET MASTER, EVIL SPAWN, CARNOSAUR) comes the ultimate union of graphic gore, evil nuns, relentless nudity, sexual depravity, Lovecraftian carnage and unapologetically over-the-top exploitation bliss: When a missing teen’s sister goes undercover at Mary Magdalen Halfway House for Troubled Girls, she’ll expose an unholy conspiracy of pervy priests, bonehead cops, aggressive lesbians and a secret dungeon where naked runaways are sacrificed to a one-eyed Cthulhu. Janet Tracy Keijser (SCHISM), FX legend Cleve Hall (MONSTER MAN) and national treasure Mary Woronov (EATING RAOUL, ROCK & ROLL HIGH SCHOOL) star in this “incredibly wild ride with everything you could want in a B-movie” (Video Zeta One), now on Blu-ray for the first time ever.
After her son drowns in a tragic accident, his mother suffers a breakdown as terrifying visions threaten her already fragile sanity.
Something very strange is happening in the quiet coastal village of Potters Bluff, where tourists and transients are warmly welcomed… then brutally murdered. But even more shocking is when these slain strangers suddenly reappear as normal, friendly citizens around town. Now the local sheriff (James Farentino of THE FINAL COUNTDOWN) and an eccentric mortician (Academy Award winner Jack Albertson of WILLY WONKA & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY) must uncover the horrific secret of a community where some terrifying traditions are alive and well… and no one is ever really DEAD & BURIED.
A mob boss hires an ex-Nazi scientist to reanimate his dead thugs in Creature with the Atom Brain. An auto-accident survivor is used as an experimental subject to create a vaccine for nuclear fall-out with hair-raising side-effects in The Werewolf. Treasure hunters get more than they bargained for in the search for a cargo of diamonds that went down with a sunken ship when they discover the zombified crew members are guarding the loot in Zombies of Mora Tau. Meanwhile, an enormous bird from outer-space descends to chow down on the people of planet Earth in The Giant Claw!
After a routine prison transfer crashes in the forest, young Inuit paramedic Melina finds herself surrounded by murderers with a mere 100 feet to climb out of a ditch to escape. Soon, they are attacked by an unseen force in the forest.
Vinegar Syndrome specializes in the masterful restoration and distribution of cult, horror, and erotic films from the 1960s-90s. Noelle and Addie have just moved into a beautiful, though impossibly cheap, apartment on Manhattan’s prestigious Upper East Side. Not long after their arrival, Addie’s behavior drastically changes, as she begins to sleepwalk and speak in a strange child’s voice, much to the horror of her boyfriend Greg. Noelle, meanwhile, becomes intrigued by a mysterious young woman who inexplicably shows up at their apartment, who reveals that she believes the apartment was previously owned by infamous sex criminal and friend of government elites, Jeffrey Epstein. Determined to uncover the truth, Noelle joins the woman in her search; a journey which takes them deeper into the illicit and occult world of terrifying globalist conspiracies, where violence lurks at every turn. With strong anti-establishment sensibilities, well executed social and political satire, plentiful sex and nudity, and a satisfyingly bleak and violent final act, writer/director/co-star Dasha Nekrasova’s THE SCARY OF SIXTY-FIRST is an unfiltered and wholly original, contemporary exploitation-horror film. Paying homage to 70s Euro-horror through its gel-heavy 16mm cinematography by Hunter Zimny and a throbbing score by Eli Keszler, Vinegar Syndrome Pictures is thrilled to present the worldwide home video debut of THE SCARY OF SIXTY-FIRST, in a special features loaded Blu-ray edition.
A solar eclipse seems to be interfering with the menstrual cycle of women everywhere and wreaking havoc on their hormones. The result is a need to kill any and every man they see. Some women fight it, and some sink into it like a comfy couch. By the time the film is done, the body count is high, lots of blood has been spilled, and women everywhere become murder machines.
Newlywed Tom Russo (Asbestos Felt) suspects his wife Leeza (Courtney Lercara from Slaughterhouse) is having sexual encounters with their suburban neighbors and visitors! Tom retaliates by launching a methodical and inventive campaign to murder the lovers, utilizing such unexpected devices as a “killer ceiling fan,” a TV set, an ordinary screwdriver, a hammer, and a lawn mower! But Tom’s victims don’t lie buried peacefully in his backyard…they’re coming back from the dead…FOR REVENGE!